DIY garden crafts allow you to express your own style. Every person’s version is a little bit different, so your unique creation will look like no one else’s! Once you learn how to make metal flowers, you can change the shape or color to suit your garden.
- Thin sheets of aluminum, tin, roof flashing, or thin copper
- Tin snips or sharp scissors
- Sturdy wire
- Needle-nose pliers
- Gloves and goggles
Cut a strip of aluminum, tin, roof flashing or thin copper into strips about ½ in. high x 2½ in. long. (Be sure to wear gloves and goggles for safety.) Using snips or sharp scissors, cut “fringe” along the length of the metal strip.
Take a sturdy wire cut to about 6 in. long and bend the tip into a U shape. Hook the wire at one end of the strip and cinch the wire down in the gap between the last two fringes so that the length of the wire extends below the base of the fringe.
Using your fingers, wrap the strip of metal tightly in a circle. Peel the cut pieces down as pictured. Use needle-nose pliers to curl the petals if desired.